Now just how in the world of beef can these things be called a hamburger. Show me the Mayo, mustard, onion and pickles.The first mention of a hamburg steak landed in NYC from Germany long before St Louis and sold at world famous Delmonico’s Steak House in the 1870’s it was also the first steak house in the country. Then the idea moved upstate NY where it morphed then on to New Haven Ct where it was credited as the birth of the hamburger. The St Louis just made it more famous because it was during a worlds fair.
The burger is ingrained in American history. From its state-fair origins to today’s big-ticket numbers, sink your teeth into the history of the meaty sandwich.www.timeout.com
And it always reminded me of Tommy's in L.A.Growing up outside of a small town here in S,C. and getting most of my 'out of town education' from TV, I thought the Saturday Night Live Skit with Beushi and Akroyd about the greek burger place ... "Cheese Burger, Pepsi!" was made up until I moved here to Greenville and walked into a Pete's and told the guy at the counter what I wanted and he turned to the back and yelled.. "Cheese Burger, Coke!"